|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 12:18 pm: || |
I beg you to go to this link and send a letter if you have not done so thus far.
We'd like to thank OCA supporters who responded to our action alert earlier this week and contacted your House of Representatives member to vote against H.R. Bill 4167. This blatantly anti-consumer Bill would eliminate over 200 state food safety labeling laws.
Yesterday, March 2, we won an unexpected and important victory, when the House decided to delay a scheduled vote on the controversial "National Unity for Food Act" until March 8. Industry lobbyists representing major food, biotech, and retail chains were shocked at the nationwide backlash against the legislation.
Congress members felt the heat as 50,000 consumers, including over 30,000 from the Organic Consumers Association, barraged Congress with email letters and phone calls over the past four days. Siding with consumers, a number of major newspapers published editorials against HR 4167, while Attorney Generals from 35 states sent a strong letter to Congress opposing the Bill. But Congress is still poised to pass this Bill, which takes away your right to know what's in your food.
Thank you so much.
|Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 3:40 pm: || |
Kansst du mir ein Speisekarte zeigen ?baj
|Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 4:22 pm: || |
well, here is the latest evidence that the Powers That Be will continue to do what they will do, despite all efforts by the people to keep free food choice alive...
sadly, the real reason why Cargill et al are so ready to support this legislation is precisely becoz of the fact it won't much affect Big Agribiz (see quote by ConAgra spokesperson ending usaToday's article)- but will most likely bring about the ultimate demise of the only real thorn in their side: the small family farm.
sayonara to freedom of nutritional choice. this is not about 'safety' so much as about 'control'.